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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Legal Secretary 1 The candidate will serve to enhance the effectiveness of the legal advocacy staff by providing legal secretarial support as well as other administrative and technical support. Will open and close cases. Communicate with clients, professionals and others; and direct telephone calls. Assemble, serve, and file legal documents with the court and administrative agencies. Maintain a tickler system for court and administrative calendaring. Prepare in forma pauperis applications, proofs of service, cover sheets, and all other local rule requirements. Create and complete documents, correspondence, forms, and charts. Coordinate travel and conference calls. Distribute of materials. Maintain calendar. Copy, fax, and process mail. Assemble materials for trainings, conferences, and meetings. Coordinate logistics and provide off-site assistance at trainings. Provide reasonable accommodation assistance to staff with disabilities. Establish and maintain filing systems. Provide reception desk back-up. Participate in outreach activities to minority and underserved communities. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus 1+ year legal secretarial experience; or 2+ years of other specialized secretarial or word processing and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Plus: Experience working with or sensitivity to persons with disabilities. Experience working with or sensitivity to persons from ethnic or language distinct communities. Should preferably have 2+ years of legal secretarial experience. Able to communicate using American Sign Language is preferred. Experience using database applications, web-based applications or work-flow systems is preferred. Experience using Microsoft Office suite programs including Access, PowerPoint, or Publisher is preferred. Experience working with nonprofit and/or social service agencies is preferred. Familiarity and/or extensive contacts with one or more of the following: homelessness, criminal justice, substance abuse or Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/ Transgender/Intersex (GLBTI) communities is preferred. Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities and/or experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons from multi-ethnic communities is preferred. Life experience as a person with a disability OR direct experience as a caregiver of a family member with a disability is preferred.
Submit the following: Online Disability Rights California Application Form ; resume; Cover Letter.
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